Sep 2011 Keep on Flying!
Hello everybody! Fall is officially here and I’m counting on some nice, dry, cool flying weather for awhile. I had a very busy summer flying every chance I got and I don’t expect that to change just because the weather is changing. My great niece Kaylise and sister-in-law Regina were in town last month and Kaylise couldn’t wait to get a ride in an airplane. She argued that her brother was her age when he got an airplane ride … like I was going to say “No”?! 🙂
Boyd’s Mooney 231 was sitting right there and I think she was thinking “that’s pretty cool, let’s go in that!” Â I had to convince her how great a ride in the Rans S7 was going to be. I think I finally won her over when she realized the difference between sitting in a side-by-side airplane was having to look around somebody else to see out. You just can’t beat a tandem, stick airplane!
Kaylise was thrilled to get belted in, taxi out to the runway and watch & listen as I did the run up. Â She was as excited and happy a passenger as I’ve ever had and sooooo disappointed when I told her we were heading back to the airport.
A couple weeks later I flew to Marion, Indiana for the Fly-in/Cruise-in and ended up doing an interview with local WIWU TV51. It was kind of fun being interviewed by a woman reporter and her woman camera crew! I may not have done a great job but they sure did! They made the rounds that day interviewing pilots and attendees for their 30 minute TV program “Crossroads” – here’s the very short “commerical” version if you’d like to take a look. The temperature was a sticky 98 degrees that day!
Keep on flying and having fun doing it girls. Life goes by fast and we’re only here once. Leave with no regrets.